Puffing Billy with Australian Wildlife

Tour code: 045-764
From USD $163.71
  • Available: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
  • Depart from: Melbourne, Australia
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 9 Hours 30 Minutes

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Historic steam train ride, entrance to Healesville Sanctuary, Aussie style Bush Billy tea with lamingtons, vegemite and crackers, wine tasting and lunch at Fergusson's Winery.

Special Remarks:

  • Historic steam train ride
  • Entrance to Healesville Sanctuary
  • Aussie style Bush Billy Tea with lamingtons, Vegemite and crackers
  • Winery lunch with a glass of wine and opportunity for wine tasting at Fergusson's Winery

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Day 1 Melbourne

We will ride Puffing Billy steam train through the forest, enjoy a delicious spit roast lunch at Fergusson Winery and spend time at Healesville Sanctuary, home to over 200 species of native animals. Highlights of this tour:
1. Melbourne's eastern suburbs
2. Visit Sherbrooke Forest - heart of the Dandenongs; tall eucalypts, kookaburras and bellbirds
3. Share Bush Billy tea of Aussie grown tea and gum leaves, lamingtons, Vegemite and crackers
4. Colourful Crimson Rosellas and King Parrots! (opportunity to hand feed)
5. Enjoy a ride aboard Puffing Billy steam train from Belgrave to Menzies Creek, the most scenic section of the original steam locomotive's journey
6. Pass quaint villages set amongst the Australian bush and renowned for their restaurants, craft shops and beautiful gardens
7. Panoramic views from Grantulla Road
8. Enjoy a delicious spit roast lunch with wine as guests of Louise Fergusson (Asian cuisine and vegetarian meals are also available on request)
9. Opportunity to taste Australian wines at Fergusson's Winery, a noted Yarra Valley wine producer
10. Tour through the Yarra Valley
11. Visit Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery - a sweet feast for the senses
12. Delight in complimentary chocolate tastings, displays of premium chocolates and observe European chocolatiers at work
13. Pass through the township of Healesville - set amidst mountain bushland
14. Visit Healesville Sanctuary - home for over 200 species of Australian birds, mammals and reptiles in a natural bushland setting
15. Stroll through paddocks of kangaroos and wallabies
16. Walk through large aviaries and pond areas that bring birds of the wild so close to hand - the elusive lyrebirds, eagles, ibis and spoonbills
17. Witness the "Spirits of the Sky" demonstration
18. Observe the underwater life of the platypus
19. Come face to face with a koala
20. Meet a furry wombat
21. See dingoes, Tasmanian devils, echidnas, snakes and goannas





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